Lord Mayor Michael Harbison has expressed concern for the welfare of Christchurch’s residents after Saturday’s earthquake.
Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, has had a sister city relationship with Adelaide since 1972.
“I have contacted Bob Parker, Mayor of Christchurch, to say that we are on hand and ready to assist in whatever way our resources can be of help to the city.
“It is fortunate that there have been no fatalities, but the earthquake has seriously damaged properties including important historic and heritage buildings, and has left many without a supply of water,” he said.
“On behalf of Adelaide I extend my sincerest sympathy to the people of Christchurch at this difficult time. We are currently waiting to hear how we can be of best assistance to the city,” said the Lord Mayor.
Christchurch has had its state of emergency extended until midday on Wednesday 8 September.
For further information contact Lord Mayor, Michael Harbison: Ph 0419 804 896
or Media Relations, Angela Orchard: Ph 8203 7446 or 0427 910 554
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